Monday, April 15, 2013

Motown Sounds ‎– Space Dance

In 1978 Motown decided to try to cash in on the Disco craze and they released this LP. Jermaine Jackson was one of the bassists.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Isaac Hayes - Tough Guys

Music from the soundtrack of the Paramount Release "Three Tough Guys", starring Isaac Hayes, Lino Ventura, Fred Williamson with Paula Kelly. Story and Screenplay by Luciani Vencenzioni and Nicola Badalucco. Directed by Duccio Tessari. Produtioni De Laurentiis Intermaco. S.p.A. Rome.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thomas Dolby - Dissidents: The Search For Truth Parts 1-2

Thomas Dolby - Dissidents: The Search For Truth Parts 1-2 was from his 3rd LP The Flat Earth in 1984. It included the Hyperactive and I Scare Myself. The London-born musician whose real last name is Robertson was given the nickname Dolby after Dolby Laboratories. They eventually sued him for use of the name after he released Dolby's Cube. They partially won because he can now only use the name if Thomas is attached to it.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Cure - Disintegration

The Cure - Disintegration is the 8th studio album from the alternative rock group released in 1989 . It was the band's most successful album spawning many hits including Lovesong, Lullaby and Pictures Of You. It would sell over 3 million copies. It also placed 326 on Rolling Stones' Top 500 Gretest Albums of All Time. The LP Cover features the gothic Robert Smith.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rhythm Heritage - Disco-Fied

Rhythm Heritage - Disco-Fied was best known for Theme From S.W.A.T. from the popular 70's television show. It also was a breakbeat for the DJ's that used to cut up records back in the day. It went to #1 in 1976. I played violin in 7th grade and my band played the theme song. Another theme song on the LP was from another popular 70's show Baretta. It was called "Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow" and was sung by Sammy Davis Jr. The credits areas follows:

Keyboards: Michael Omartian
Drums: Ed Greene
Guitar: Dean Parks, Ray Parker,Jr., Ben Benay
Bass: Scott Edwards
Percussion: Victor Feldman
Trumpet: Paul Hubinon, Tony Terran
Woodwinds: Tom Scott (solo on 6), Ernie Watts, Fred Seldon
Trombone: Lew McCreary
Concert master
of the Heritage Strings
: Sid Sharp
Guest Musicians: Lee Ritenour (Guitar)
David Duke, Gale Robinson (French Horn)
Vocals: Orin Waters, Luther Waters, Michael Price, Michael Omartian
Handclaps: Marvin Deane, Pat McCoy

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes - Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes Review

Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes was one of the first disco bands from the 70's with the coolest name. So cool that Elvis Costello and The Pet Shop Boys both wrote lyrics with the band name in them. This LP from 1975 featured their hits Get Dancin' and I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo (Doo Dat Dance). Bob Crewe was the producer and vocalist along with Sir Monti Rock.

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Trammps - Disco Inferno

The Trammps - Disco Inferno was an LP released in 1976. It contained the disco hit of the same name and is their most popular song after it was featured on the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever in 1977. For more tidbits about the song check out the Wikipedia article.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Martin Circus - Disco Circus

Martin Circus was a French group that formed in 1969. Disco Circus was from a French movie the group appeared in called Bidasses In Rumble. The only good thing about the movie was Disco Circus. It was remixed by fellow Frenchman, Francois Kevorkian. Released as a 2 pack promotional 12" in 1978 on the disco label Prelude, it became a Top 20 Dance hit in the United States. It also is one of the most sampled disco records.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pet Shop Boys - Disco

Pet Shop Boys - Disco was the first of 4 remix albums for the UK electronic group from 1986. All the songs are from their debut LP Please. Remixers included Arthur Baker, Julian Mendelsohn, Latin Rascals, Ron Dean Miller, David Jacob, Shep Pettibone and the Pet Shop Boys themselves. The LP cover was created by Mark Farrow and PSB and featured a video still of Chris Lowe.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

George Kranz - Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz)

This song Din Daa Daa - George Kranz was a number one Billboard Hot Club Play in 1984. Released in 1983 it has been and still being sampled. The group M|A|R|R|S sampled it in Pump Up The Volume in 1987. Fast forward to 2005 and the Ying Yang Twins used it in their hip hop smash Shake. I am sure this German singer / percussionist is happy about the royalties especially since it was also used in an Xbox 360 commercial as well.

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